Paper Airplane Go Now…IonQ announced a collaboration with Airbus to explore the potential application and benefits of quantum computing for aerospace services and passenger experiences…

…The Quantum Aircraft Loading Optimization & Quantum Machine Learning project will be a 12-month project culminating in development of a prototype aircraft-loading quantum application, hands-on collaboration and coaching sessions for Airbus developers and engineers, and exploration of future integrations of quantum computers for Airbus and its customers…

…Airbus’ partnership with IonQ is the first step toward developing smarter algorithms based on quantum computers potentially leading to cost savings due to more optimized distribution of cargo on flights…

…Airbus hopes to use quantum algorithms to improve other areas of air travel, including reduced fuel consumption, better aerodynamics, and optimized trajectories…

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